Some Must Watch Popular Assamese Movies

Some Must Watch Popular Assamese Movies

Cinema acts as an escape route from our daily chores and provides us a temporary shelter for a couple of hours. Regional cinema has a charm of its own, totally unmatched by the Bollywood or Hollywood flicks we are so accustomed to. Same is the case with Assamese cinema. The locales, the settings, the stories, everything connects with the local population like nothing else. It feels like your own story unfolding before your eyes. After a few years of relative lull, Assamese cinema is experiencing a boom of late. Back to back releases have been beneficial both for the cine industry and also for the fans.

Ranga Police

The famous Assamese movie “Ranga Police” is one the most famous movie of Assam which got the presidential silver Medal. The movie was released in the year 1958. The Director of this famous film “Ranga Police” is Nip Baruah who is a good director of Assamese film industry.                                          

Aparoopa

A stil from Aparoopa

A stil from Aparoopa

Aparoopa is also another famous movie of Assam. This film held a good budget and increased the popularity of Assamese film in all over the country. This famous movie “Aparoopa” was released in the year 1982. Mr. Jahnu Barua was both the Director, Screen player, Producer and Editor of the famous movie “Aparoopa”.He had made many super hit Assamese films as well as Bollywood films, Such as Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara in the year 2005, Tora in the year 2004, Konikar Ramdhenu in the year 2003, Hkhagoroloi Bohu Door in the year 1995.

Kothanodi, the river of Fables

A poster of Kothanodi, the river of Fables

A poster of Kothanodi, the river of Fables

Bhaskar Hazarika’s Kothanodi ( The River of Fables) was arguably one of the most eagerly awaited Assamese films of all times. The reason can be easily gauged by the accolades it won before its theatrical release. It won the Asian Cinema Fund’s post-production fund award for 2015. It also bagged the best Assamese feature film award at the 63rd National Film Awards. The film is based on Assamese folk stories by the legendary literary personality Lakshminath Bezbaroa, which he compiled in his collection known as “Burhi Aair Sadhu’ meaning ‘tales of grandmother’.                           

Doordarshan Eti Jantra

A poster of Doordarshan Eti Jantra

A poster of Doordarshan Eti Jantra

Rajesh Bhuyan’s ‘Doordarshan Eti Jantra’ is one of the most interesting plots to have seen the light of the day in Assamese cinema. It is a story that takes you back to the 80s when television was a status symbol. Add to that a village setting and the T.V. becomes even more elite.                                         

Dikchow Bonot Palash

A poster of Dikchow Bonot Palash

A poster of Dikchow Bonot Palash

Sanjib Sabhapandit’s ‘Dikchow Bonot Palash’ is a story joining two phases of a man’s life. A man from Assam, who on a sojourn to the Naga hills falls in love with a local girl there. He dreams of settling down with her in the near future but their love story turns out to be a doomed one as circumstances result in our hero being jailed for a long period. He comes out of jail an old man. But his unfinished love story still rekindles past memories. So, even at this ripe old age, he embarks on a journey back to the Naga hills in search of his lost love. What happens when he reaches his destination? Does he meet her? Does she remember him? The questions and their answers make for a compelling watch. A top ensemble cast comprising of artists from both Assam and Nagaland make this interstate love story a must-watch.              

Gaane ki aane

A poster of Gaane ki aane

A poster of Gaane ki aane

Rajesh Jashpal’s ‘Gaane Ki Aane’ was one of the most anticipated releases. The film released statewide on the 14th of October 2016 and true to its hype, it has opened huge! The reason? Zubeen da! Our beloved singer-composer-songwriter-actor ( there’s hardly a trade he doesn’t know) Zubeen Garg, returns to the silver screen as the leading man in this film which not exactly a biopic but promises to revolve around the real life of the man who took modern Assamese music to new heights. The promotions have been innovative and at a grand stage with rallies with fans being the highlight of the promotions. Not that Zubeen da’s fans need any other reason to watch the film but the other highlight of the film is the fact that it has been helmed by Jashpal who has been associated with popular ( and never ending) soap operas like ‘Kyuki saas bhi kabhi bahu thi’. So rest assured that the film will see no dearth of melodrama. The film also stars popular film and television actors from Assam, namely Parineeta Borthakur of ‘Kurbaan’ and  ‘Force’ fame and Rimpi Das whom you have been recently seeing in Star network’s magnum opus ‘Siya ke Raam’ The audiences are loving this new Zubeen da flick and given the craze, it surely will go into the books as one of the biggest hits of the year.     

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